Brother Raven "Happy Astronaut" Diving Into The Pineapple Portal CS* (Gift Tapes/GT000)
Matt Carlson "Saccades" Particle Language LP (Draft/D012)
RM Francis “The Herbivores Collection” Microtopies CS (Draft/D013)
Stefan Tcherepnin & Christopher DeLaurenti “Seconded” Bleed the Capacitors CS (Draft/D015)
Panabrite “Nocturnal” Wizard Chimes CS (Gift Tapes/GT030)
J. Hanson "Astoria" New Ruined Maps CS (Draft/D007)
Lander 5 “A Binary Wave” Epiphyte Hall (*forthcoming CS on Draft)
Spare Death Icon “Quest” Survival CS (Gift Tapes/GT033)
Million Mists “Intro” Original Motion CS (Gift Tapes/GT034)
Brother Raven “Suede” Pacific Support CS (Draft/D008)
Gift Tapes, along with its sublabel Draft, have been issuing some of the boldest and most forward-thinking experimental electronic and synthesizer-based sounds within the cassette underground over the past few years, having put out releases by such reputable artists as Merzbow, Telecult Powers, Bee Mask, Pulse Emitter, The North Sea, and several others. We recently had a chance to speak with Jason Anderson, who runs both the labels, and who creates some impressive music of his own in the synth duo Brother Raven and in such solo projects as Spare Death Icon, Harpoon Pole Vault, and 2 Hands On Knobs. We air that conversation on this week’s podcast show and play some selections from both the Gift Tapes and Draft catalogs, including a few new and forthcoming tracks.
Check out the Gift Tapes and Draft websites for more information and to order available titles.